My First Zine
10 Apr '17 — Something about me
I love putting pictures and text together.
Back in high school, I started a zine. My friends contributed articles. Tiffany, a friend who was a punk at the time, wrote a satirical article about Canada as a potential threat. I wrote an Onion-like article listing several ways to get into the Art Institute for free. Other friends contributed the advice column, horoscopes and weather forecasts.
When I started, I didn't know how I was going to print the zine. I had no money. Eventually, a friend's dad offered to print 100 copies at work if we got files to him by a date.
The night before, I finalized my PageMaker file. When I got up from the computer, it was 4am.
'What? I thought it was midnight, latest.'
I'd never felt so accomplished prior to that point in my life. I remember feeling exhilarated, to have gone through the challenge of laying all the pages out. Time had flown by.
It was the first time I realized my 'passion'. But I somehow quickly forgot.